30 days of Service! #NationalVolunteerMonth

April is a special month. Why? The arrival of April signifies the arrival of Spring!  But guess what? April is also National Volunteer Month!!

That’s a total of 30 days:

  • For you to connect with your community
  • Make a difference in someone’s life
  • Provide meaningful service
  • And much MORE!!

So this April, take the time out of your busy schedules and get involved!

If you are looking for a way to get involved, remember you can always visit the Service Learning Program in room C-102 or send us an email Servicelearning@kbcc.cuny.edu


A response to “ February Tidings (and a note from the Queen)”



According to the Queen of soul “Aretha Franklin”,

being a queen doesn’t have anything to do with your position in the society as much as it does have with the help and the services  you provide to your community .

At Kingsborough Community College it is very important for the students to be active and participate in taking care of their community. Because of that, the service learning team is doing its best to find projects in different fields that might interests each student.

28 days of Service: Black History Month

Today is the second day of the second month of the year.

There are 28 days in the 2nd month of the year.

What does this signify?

There are 28 days dedicated to the remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.

This means that YOU have 28 days to…

  • give back to your community
  • do something meaningful,
  • change someone’s life.

This month, the Service Learning Program challenges you to do something worthwhile and impact someone’s life in a positive ways.

Share your experience with us on our social media sites!



Participate In JA SPring 2017


Come and visit room C-102 or call us at (718) 368 5115 and we will give you all the information you need.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT is an organization that prepares Kingsborough students to teach elementary schools’ children how to be a successful entrepreneur in one day.


Take advantage of this amazing opportunity and be a volunteer. Join the JA and you’ll make children happy and at the same time you will get experience on the field



FOOD DRIVE: Reflections of a Volunteer

By: Lamasia Moss

Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service opportunities into a student’s coursework. Service Learning was a challenge course for me. I realized that I have to become more responsible and persistent if want to be successful in life. I learned how to network with people, and the importance of having an open mind when discussing different situations.

As nervous as I was, the mission and goal in participating in the Food Drive was to encourage people to donate and also collect donations. I wanted people to understand that there are less unfortunate people in the world and also within our community.

When I think about hunger, I envision fear, worry, a sense of unknowingness, and uncertainty. Not knowing when your next meal will be can bring the worse out of you. It can lead to depression and all types of mental disorders for some people. The Kingsborough community can encourage more students to get involved more with participating in the Food Drive or making fundraisers to donate and raise money for people in need of food.

Honestly my experience tabling was great. At first I was bit nervous because I haven’t been the most social person at Kingsborough. When people started coming up to me and conversing and interacting with me I became more confident with answering questions they asked regarding donating food. I felt like I really accomplished something which involved helping the Kingsborough Community. Also, I know I was able to help the families that are in need of food for the holidays. It made me appreciate life more and not to take life for granted.

A response to the blog “Service learning is ……”



I think that service learning has a deep purpose rather than encouraging you to participate on group activities or getting you involved and engaged with the society. I believe that service learning has an effect on us as individuals because it can help us discover a hidden part of our personalities. The more you participate in different services the better you know what are your interests; therefore, you will discover your own voice.




After participating in the service learning Junior Achievement program I learned some things. I had a great time, it was enjoyable, experiencing things as a teacher. The most important lesson I learned while spending a day teaching Junior Achievements was the responsibility and the hard work involved with being a teacher. One of the best things that I loved about this experience was that I got to experience the love and the smiles that the children share with you and the way that love and those smiles make you feel so wonderful and the joy to know that you made an impact in their life’s by making them smile. I also got to experience the way that the children are so curious about everything that is around them and all the funny questions that they ask. Which put a big smile in my face for the entire day. Which made me feel more exchangeable and more relax being a teacher. I always use to say that teachers have an easy job. That all they must do is go in front of the room and teach the students a lesson and tell us to stop talking. My experience in teaching Junior Achievement was that I learned that the teachers got through a lot to teach their students, and this is not easy for teacher how I used to think. The Junior Achievement change my thought. As I Put myself in a teacher’s position was one of the most wonderful experience of my life. Specially since from this day forward when I go to school and I see my teachers teaching I’m going to work them more seriously. Most of all from this day forward I’m going to thank my teachers each day for doing what they do by helping me and making me a better person in life and for teaching me what I know, without the help of my teachers in my life I would not have could write this letter and express to you this experience which meant a lot to me and made a big difference in my life. I think that this program is one of the best programs I have ever participated in. I felt so big and so important something that I have never experience before and felt before in my haul entire life. I look forward to teaching JA each year. The JA activities are charming and allow me to bring my world into the classroom.

Smiley Faces: my day as a JA teacher

I really loved this experience. The two days of training were so helpful because at first I was really nervous about the thought of being in charge of a classroom, but as I sat with the other volunteers and those who guided us through the process, I felt how my worries were drifting away.

The lesson plan was very detailed which made the whole situation a little more calming because as I kept reading the instructions I could actually see myself as a teacher. I really like kids and that’s the reason why I wanted to take part on the Junior Achievement for a day. At the same time, I didn’t know what to expect because children tend to be minded, full of curiosities, and insightful ideas. I really didn’t know what to expect, but I kept trying not to think about things going wrong. I feared being asked a question that I had not answer to, and if they would not pay attention to me at all.

The day in which I had to teach was really nice and I felt really good about the situation because the kids in my class were very engaging. They asked questions and were so eager to participate in the different activities that were part of the lessons. The highlight of my day was when I was about to leave the classroom and one of the students handed me a little letter in which she drew a smiley face and was thanking me for coming to her class. Along with my partner I think that it was a really good experience I would definitely try to do it again!

-Arlenis J Pena